Favours obtained through Saint Josemaria's intercession
I got to know him through a prayer-card
S. M., Spain
September 16, 2015I got to know St Josemaria through a prayer-card that someone gave my parents, and since then I’ve always been interested in him as a person, and in his Work. I live in Cordoba, Spain, and in our parish center there is a relic of St Josemaria and I go there to pray fairly often. My work situation had been quite precarious for the past two years, with part-time contracts as well as maternity leave, when my children were born. Not long ago I found the Novena for Work, and began praying it devoutly. On the third day of the third novena I received a call unexpectedly, offering me a good job with excellent conditions, where I would be able to have a good balance between my job with my family life. This job is undoubtedly in the service of God. I know that St Josemaria interceded for me to get it, and I am enormously grateful to him for the grace received.
The Novena for Work
August 3, 2015I found the Novena for Work and decided to pray it fervently to get a different job. I now have my new job, where I can develop my potential better, and I am very happy. I continue praying to St. Josemaria to help me do my work well.
A Job in the University
R. C. H., Japan
August 3, 2015I am Peruvian, and I would like to thank St Josemaria for the graces that he always obtains for me. On this occasion he helped me get a job. I was in the final months of my doctoral program at a university in Japan. In my original plans I had thought to move to another place. I started looking for postdoctoral posts in other countries, and I could not get anything. Then my own university announced two posts for recent graduates to be selected internally. I told my Head of Department that I wished to apply. Before I applied he checked to see if I was eligible, as he was not sure whether the post would be open to foreign students. He also told me frankly not to raise my hopes too high, since it was possible that they already knew who they intended to choose. My sister suggested that I should pray the Novena for Work to St Josemaria. On precisely the ninth day of the Novena, I was notified that I had been selected, and so I was able to start work in April this year.
I Found the Prayer-card on the Internet
August 3, 2015I want to share the favor I received from Saint Josemaria. On the internet, I found his prayer-card, and I began praying for my husband to get a better job than the one he had. After less than a month, he was offered a very well-paid job. I am still praying to Saint Josemaria to help us, and for my family not to be overwhelmed by some money problems. I believe in his intercession, and I am going keep on praying for the rest of my life for him to help my husband. I also hope to keep receiving favors from him.
Publication of articles
B. D., Chile
July 29, 2015I am a historian. More than a year ago I sent several articles to different academic journals to be considered for publication. Some weeks ago I began to pray to Saint Josemaria for my articles to be accepted for publication, as my academic career depends on it. Yesterday, on the anniversary of the day I began attending a Center of the Work, I received notification that one of my articles has been accepted for publication by a prestigious American journal. I am very grateful to St Josemaria for this favor, and I continue praying to him for the remaining articles.
A Special Favor
A. A. P., El Salvador
July 29, 2015Thank you very much, St Josemaria, because through your blessed intercession I received a favor that was very special for me and my daughter. I am infinitely grateful to God and the Blessed Virgin for always being there for me and helping me.
Novena for Work
M. H. F., Portugal
July 29, 2015I did the
Novena for Work, praying through St Josemaria’s intercession for a job for my brother-in-law, who was unemployed. Today, just as I was beginning a new Novena, to finish on 26th June (St. Josemaria’s feastday), I received the news that he has found a job within his specialization. I am very grateful for St. Josemaria’s intercession, and give thanks to our Good God.
A Job at the Age of 52
July 9, 2015I am 52 and some time ago I lost my job. I spent 4 years looking for a job opportunity. Sometimes I found something but always far below what I am qualified for, which left me feeling very dissatisfied. I began to pray to St. Josemaria and after a month I met someone who helped me. Now I have a good job with a contract. I am sure that this happy outcome is thanks to St. Josemaria’s intercession. Thank you very much, and I am still praying.
July 2, 2015I would like to give thanks with all my heart for the favor my daughter has received through Saint Josemaria’s intercession: she won a scholarship to be able to study at a well-known private secondary school. We are both very grateful for this favour.
Maternity: a Lost Job and a Return to Work
A., Ivory Coast
July 2, 2015First of all, forgive me, St. Josemaria, for taking so long to write about this favor. In 2013, with a very precarious employment contract, I became pregnant. I lost my job, and after the time for maternity leave had passed, it was very difficult for me to get back into the company. I did the Novena to St. Josemaria, and two months later they called me and gave me my job back. I am so grateful to this great saint for granting me this favor.
Renewing My Documentation
June 17, 2015Yesterday Saint Josemaria granted me a favor: I needed to renew my National Identity Card and a friend of mine did too. To do this, we had to go to Madrid, which meant losing a morning’s work. We found a good day to go, and planned to do several other useful jobs at the same time. But when we tried to make an appointment via the internet we saw that we would have to wait for several weeks. I didn’t give up, but telephoned, and was told that there was very little chance that, at the time we would arrive, anyone would be free to attend to us. I prayed the prayer-card to Saint Josemaria, and at the end I said, “And if you grant me this favor I’ll write about it.” When we got to the office the last two tickets went to my friend and me. They treated us very politely and... we didn’t even have to come back another day! Today I am thanking Saint Josemaria for always paying so much attention to our little worries.
I Kept on Praying the Novena
June 17, 2015I prayed the Novena for Work and got a job within two months. In spite of this, I kept on praying the novena, and six months later I was given a job that was ideal in every way. I went on praying the novena to give thanks for the job, and to be able to do it well. After some time a lot of problems came up, but the novena helped me. My contract was a short-term one, but it has just been renewed. I believe that my continuous prayer will lead me to find a permanent job.
A Job For My Father
W. J., Poland
June 10, 2015I want to testify to the favor my father received through St Josemaria’s intercession. He prayed the Novena for Work twice, and about two months later he found a job which we are all giving heartfelt thanks to God for. Now I am also praying to find employment, and I firmly believe that I will receive it through the intercession of this beloved Saint.
Step by Step
D. S., Mauritius
June 10, 2015Eight months ago I found the Novena to St Josemaria by chance on the internet. I am praying it for my husband, who has been unemployed for two years, to find stable employment. He is 50, and although he has not yet found a job, he did get onto a state-funded training course which will make things much easier for him. I continue praying to St Josemaria with all my heart. I know that he has heard me and that he has proved it. I will keep praying with faith and without getting discouraged, because he hears me and lets me know that he does. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for protecting my family.
J. A., Mexico
June 2, 2015I received a favor from Saint Josemaria, when after paying the parking lot and driving away, I reached my office 40 kilometers away and found that I didn’t have my wallet, containing my credit cards and various official identity cards. It was 45 or 50 minutes since I left the parking lot, which is a very busy one. I searched inside my car and checked all my pockets, and went to tell my boss that I’d lost my wallet. He gave me a 200-pesos bill and told me to cancel all my cards and go back to the parking lot to see if anyone had found it. It was then a Friday afternoon at around 4.30, and it took me another 30 or 40 minutes to get back there. All the way I was praying through Saint Josemaria’s intercession, begging that I may recover my wallet and that nobody will use my bank cards. I think I must have prayed more than one complete novena on that trip. As I waited at a red light I had time to check my debit card balance on my mobile, and I saw it was the same as 24 hours before: that gave me confidence to keep hoping I would find my wallet. I was quite calm when I got to the parking lot and asked the man in charge if he had my wallet. He said he would check with the other employees, and 10 minutes later an older man came up to me and took my wallet out of his pocket, saying he’d found it on the ground. I checked and found everything was in order. As a reward I gave him the all the cash I had plus the 200 pesos my boss gave me. I shook his hand and gave him a prayer-card of Blessed Alvaro. I never lost my faith that I would find my wallet, and instead of canceling the bank cards I trusted that Saint Josemaria would restore it to me. Thank God!
List of Contents
- I got to know him through a prayer-card
- The Novena for Work
- A Job in the University
- I Found the Prayer-card on the Internet
- Publication of articles
- A Special Favor
- Novena for Work
- A Job at the Age of 52
- A Scholarship
- Maternity: a Lost Job and a Return to Work
- Renewing My Documentation
- I Kept on Praying the Novena
- A Job For My Father
- Step by Step
- My Wallet
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